Press release for immediate distibution

Harry Manx brings additional performances to L’Astral on October 23

Montreal, Monday, September 21, 2009- Given the passionate fan response to the Bread & Buddha solo shows by multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx, whose previously announced dates are sold out, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is pleased to add two new performances to the 2009-2010 season of the Jazz All Year ‘Round series, on Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in L’Astral. Tickets for these two concert events are now on sale.

Blending classical ragas with grooving blues, Harry Manx creates soundscapes deserving the title “mysticssippi”! He plays an eclectic range of instruments, from lap steel to banjo, harmonica to the Mohan Veena, a 20-string sitar custom-made for Indian master Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. A Festival regular, Harry Manx offers us once again the pleasure of his company during the year with his latest album -and accompanying show-Bread & Buddha.

A non-profit organization, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is pursuing its mission of disseminating and developing jazz and its musical cousins for the tenth year in a row, by reinvesting its surpluses in the presentation of special concerts at its Jazz All-Year Round series. With support from public partners, specifically, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and Canadian Heritage, it can thus offer Montrealers and visitors to the city the chance to experience the rhythms of jazz all-year round! The Festival also recognizes the support of Bell, partner in the series, as well as the Hyatt Regency Montréal, official hotel of the Jazz All-Year Round series.

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for these new concerts are now on sale. They are available at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Ave W.), at L’Astral (305 Ste. Catherine St. W.), at the Métropolis (59 Ste. Catherine St. E.), through Ticketpro-ticketpro.ca, 514-908‑9090 or 1‑866-908‑9090. For more information, call the Bell Info‑Jazz Line at 514-871‑1881, toll-free at 1-888-515‑0515 or visit montrealjazzfest.com.

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